Classification of neuroendocrine neoplasms: lights and shadows.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Classification of neuroendocrine neoplasms: lights and shadows.
Journal
Reviews in endocrine & metabolic disorders
Author(s)
La Rosa S., Uccella S.
ISSN
1573-2606 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1389-9155
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/11/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are a heterogeneous group of neoplastic proliferations showing different morphological features, immunophenotype, molecular background, clinical presentation, and outcome. They can virtually originate in every organ of the human body and their classification is not uniform among different sites. Indeed, as they have historically been classified according to the organ in which they primarily arise, the different nomenclature that has resulted have created some confusion among pathologists and clinicians. Although a uniform terminology to classify neuroendocrine neoplasms arising in different systems has recently been proposed by WHO/IARC, some issues remain unsolved or need to be clarified. In this review, we discuss the lights and shadows of the current WHO classifications used to define and characterize NENs of the pituitary gland, lung, breast and those of the head and neck region, and digestive and urogenital systems.
Keywords
Classification, Neuroendocrine carcinoma, Neuroendocrine neoplasm, Neuroendocrine tumor
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Web of science
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Yes
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